Established as an official DOE institute in 1992, with programs dating back to 1946, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a national leader in science education and research.
Through the management of ORISE, ORAU directly supports DOE’s national agenda. As a leader in science education and workforce development, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) strengthens the U.S. federal STEM workforce by assessing current science and technology (S&T) labor trends; administering appointments with both research participation programs and Science, Technology and Policy (STP) programs; and measuring program performance. ORISE create opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, other federal agencies, the academic community, and industry.
Fundamental to ORISE’s mission objectives are:
- Strengthening our nation’s research and development enterprise through education and research participation programs
- Ensuring the readiness of our nation to respond to terrorist incidents and other emergencies
- Protecting workers, the public, and the environment through research, outreach, and verification activities
Learn more about ORISE’s work in these mission areas by visiting the ORISE website.